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The MAP Fund Announces 42 Visionary Projects to Receive Funding in 2019
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Announcing the 2019 MAP Fund Grantees! from The MAP Fund on Vimeo. New York, NY — Tuesday, June 18, 2019…

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November 2019 Touring Projects
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NOVEMBERNovember 7-9 JOYUS JUSTUS MAP2018 | Charlotte, NCNovember 8 36.5 / A DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH THE SEA MAP 2019 | KenyaNovember 8-9 FIVE MAP 2019 |…

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October 2019 Touring Projects
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OCTOBER October 1-20 MAINEUSA MAP 2018 | Portland, ME October 3 GROUNDWORKS MAP 2017 | San Francisco, CA October 3-13…

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September 2019 Touring Projects
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SEPTEMBER September 3 SUTRAJAAL MAP 2018 | St. Paul, MN* September 6 KINSTILLATORY MAPPINGS IN LIGHT AND DARK MATTER MAP 2018 | New York, NY September…

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August 2019 Touring Projects
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AUGUST August 22-25 I HUNGER FOR YOU MAP 2017 | Melbourne, Australia August 27 JOYUS JUSTUS MAP 2018 | Los Angeles, CA…

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May 2019 Touring Projects
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MAY May 1 – 5 /PEH-LO-TAH/ MAP 2014 | Boston, MA May 1 – May 12 17 BORDER CROSSINGS MAP 2013 |…

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April 2019 Touring Projects
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APRIL April 1 – April 14 HOUSE/FULL OF BLACKWOMEN MAP 2017 | Oakland, CA* April 1 – 20 THE PECULIAR PATRIOT MAP…

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March 2019 Touring Projects
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MARCH March 1 – 2 HAIR & OTHER STORIES MAP 2017 | Chicago, IL March 1 – 23 SUICIDE FOREST MAP 2018…

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2019 Applicant Feedback Summary
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Authors: Syeda Malliha, Lauren Slone A PDF version of the full Summary is available here. Table of Contents Should you…

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2019 Applicant Pool Summary + Addendum
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Authors: Syeda Malliha, Lauren Slone A PDF version of the Addendum is available here. A PDF version of the initial…

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February 2019 Touring Projects
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Hello Gold Mountain MAP 2018 FEBRUARY February 1 – 2 BLACK GIRL: LINGUISTIC PLAY MAP 2015 | Durham, NC February 1…

Four dancers in tanks, t-shirts, and black pants spiral in a rectangular configuration.
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January 2019 Touring Projects
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Weave (MAP 2017) JANUARY January 5 RIVERS OF SOUND MAP 2014 | New York, NY January 5 & 7 I HUNGER FOR…

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December 2018 Touring Projects
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We Have Iré (MAP 2017) DECEMBER December 1 INK MAP 2017 | Davis, CA* December 1 SLAVE REBELLION REENACTMENT MAP 2016 |…

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November 2018 Touring Projects
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Bakanal de Afrique- Wey You Dey (MAP 2018) NOVEMBER November 1 – 3 I HUNGER FOR YOU MAP 2017 | Brooklyn, NY…

Ten people are gathered in the ocean and stand facing the shore.
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October 2018 Touring Projects
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Masters of the Currents (MAP 2018) OCTOBER October 1 DEAREST HOME MAP 2014 | New York, NY October 2 REMEMBER 2019:…

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2019 Grant Cycle Updates
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Generation Space (MAP 2018) MAP’s 2019 grant application opens on December 3rd, 2018 and closes on February 15th, 2019 at…

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September 2018 Touring Projects
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Good Grief (MAP 2017) SEPTEMBER September 1 – 2 KINSTILLATORY MAPPINGS IN LIGHT AND DARK MATTER MAP 2018 | Port Adelaide, South Australia* September…

RE-TOOL: Racial Equity in the Panel Process
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RE-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process
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We’re thrilled to share RE-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process, a collaboratively designed resource for grantmakers to address racial equity…

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August 2018 Touring Projects
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Remnant MAP 2017 AUGUST August 1 – 5 THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY MAP 2014 | Becket, MA August 1 – September…

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July 2018 Touring Projects
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Make Believe MAP 2017 JULY July 1 SCAT! MAP 2016 (WORLD PREMIERE) | Hudson, NY July 1 – September 9 STRAIGHT WHITE…

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June 2018 Touring Projects
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Scat! (MAP 2016) JUNE June 1 – 3 DEAREST HOME MAP 2014 | Charleston, SC* June 1 – 10 BATHTUB MAP 2017 |…

Two performers hold a long ribbon that is draped across a stringed instrument and a third performer in the middle. The stage is cast in a turquoise blue color.
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May 2018 Touring Projects
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Spinning (MAP 2015) MAY May 1 CAREFORCE MAP 2015* May 1 – 12 THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE MAP 2014 |…

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Announcing the 2018 MAP Fund Grantees!
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https://vimeo.com/269941978 New York, NY – May 22, 2018 The MAP Fund is thrilled to announce the 2018 grantees: 40 original,…

2018 GranteeApplication ProcessAwardsNews
2018 Grant Cycle Data Report
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MAP has gathered data from the full pool of applications received in the 2018 grant cycle. The information shared below…

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April 2018 Touring Projects
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Clutch (MAP 2017) APRIL April 1 – May 13 AND SO WE WALKED MAP 2016 | Portland, OR April 5 -…

Two performers seem to be in mid-roll on their backs with their wheelchairs attached. One is elevated on a descending ramp. The ramp is lit in a lilac color, while the scrim has a rear projection of sunset colors.
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March 2018 Touring Projects
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Descent (MAP 2017) MARCH March 1 – 3 HAIR & OTHER STORIES MAP 2017 | Portland, OR March 1 – 4 ALLEGED…

Five performers in unique poses stand and sit next to various sized cardboard boxes. Their bodies are oriented toward towards the audience in what seems to be a proscenium stage.
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February 2018 Touring Projects
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Field Guide MAP 2012 FEBRUARY February 1 BLACKBALL: THE NEGRO LEAGUES AND THE BLUES MAP 2017 | San Francisco, CA February 1…

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Application Process
Collaborative, Iterative, and Responsive
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photo: Dohee Lee, “ARA lll / Waterways, Time Weaves” (MAP 2016) Originally published in the GIA Reader, Vol 29, No 1…

A performer travels down a narrow pathway between audience members seated on the right and left. They wear an elaborate dress with ruffled skirts and seem to be playing a stringed instrument.
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January 2018 Touring Projects
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ARA III: Waterways, Time Weaves MAP 2016 JANUARY January 9 A RAP ON RACE MAP 2015 | Omaha, NE January 9…

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December 2017 Touring Projects
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Séancers MAP 2017 DECEMBER December 1 BLACK GIRL: LINGUISTIC PLAY MAP 2015 | Washington, D.C. December 1 – 9 FEAST OF FOOLS MAP…

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Who applied to MAP this year?
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MAP 2017 projects: Make Believe, Bee Boy, Dreaming of You: The Unauthorized Education of Selena and the Queens of San Antonio…

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November 2017 Touring Projects
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The Nubian Word for Flowers MAP 2017 NOVEMBER November 1 & 3 SONG FROM THE UPROAR MAP 2011 | Chicago, IL…

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October 2017 Touring Projects
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Sit, Eat and Chew 五味杂陈 MAP 2017 OCTOBER October 1 THE PECULIAR PATRIOT MAP 2016 (WORLD PREMIERE) | New York, NY October…

Two people canoe on a lake in the distance, as another person stands by the water's edge and watches.
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September 2017 Touring Projects
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Resonance and Resemblance MAP 2016 SEPTEMBER September 1 – October 8 THEN A CUNNING VOICE AND A NIGHT WE SPEND GAZING…

Lead project artist wears a green tank top while moving through leafless, wooden branches. Another performer is blurred in the background.
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August 2017 Touring Projects
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Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars MAP 2016 AUGUST August 2 – 6 DEAREST…

Lead project artist wears a scarf and coat while balancing a suitcase on their head. They are pouring a white, salt-like substance between two mason jars.
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July 2017 Touring Projects
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Building A Better Fishtrap MAP 2016 JULY July 1 – 2 DEAREST HOME MAP 2014 | New York, NY July 7 VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL…

Barefoot dancing couples twirl counter-clockwise across a wooden barn.
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June 2017 Touring Projects
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Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair MAP 2015 JUNE June 1 – 3 DISCOTROPIC MAP 2015 | Vienna, Austria June 1…

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Making Room for the Unnamable
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photo: House/Full of Blackwomen, MAP 2016 A note from Executive Director Moira Brennan: The MAP Fund has had an interesting year! In…

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May 2017 Touring Projects
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MAY May 1 – 14 GIRL SHAKES LOOSE MAP 2016 (WORLD PREMIERE) | St. Paul, MN May 1 – 28 3/FIFTHS MAP 2015…

Two performers stand in glass and metal boxes with a heart monitor and a large metal fan next to them in the space.
2017 Grantee
2017 Grantees: Geography
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The MAP Fund is a national grant program, meaning our funding supports projects based all across the USA. This year, we’re proud…

One performer is on their back on the floor while another flies "superman" style on their shins. Both performers balance their bodies and their wheelchairs in the shape.
2017 GranteeFirst Time Grantee
2017 Grantees: First-Time Recipients
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MAP is thrilled to support 40 projects this grant cycle! The 2017 grantee projects are led by a mix of artists:…

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Announcing the 2017 MAP Fund Grantees!
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https://vimeo.com/218230147 New York, NY – May 23, 2017 The MAP Fund proudly announces the selection of 40 new, live performance…

Five masked performers face outwards with their backs to one another. They stand on top of a circular stone monument and aim bows and arrows.
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April 2017 Touring Projects
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Shooting Columbus MAP 2015 APRIL April 1 DEAREST HOME MAP 2014 | Tempe, AZ* April 1 MADE IN CHINA MAP 2014 | Hanover, NH April 1…

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March 2017 Touring Projects
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Arrayanos MAP 2015 MARCH March 1 ANTIGONA MAP 2014 | Los Angeles, CA March 1 – 3 THE SOURCE MAP 2013 | San Francisco,…

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2017 MAP Fund Evaluation Process: Round One
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We want to bring your attention to four changes we made to the MAP Fund selection process this year in…

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February 2017 Touring Projects
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Made in China MAP 2014 FEBRUARY February 1 – 5 THOSE WHO REMAIN (PART 2) MAP 2015 | Seattle, WA*…

Creating Your MAP Budget
2017 Applicant SupportApplication Process
Creating Your MAP Budget
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Here is more information about what MAP is asking for, and how we are asking panelists to look at your…

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January 2017 Touring Projects
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JANUARY January 6 – 8 ANTITHESIS MAP 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE) | Washington, D.C. January 6 – 9 SCAT! MAP 2016 | Brooklyn, NY*…

News
Big News from the MAP Fund
- by Kim Savarino

Since 1989, the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund has disbursed over $27 million to more than 1,000 aesthetically-diverse, formally innovative, and…

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December 2016 Touring Projects
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Taco Truck Theater Project / Teatro Sin Fronteras MAP 2015 DECEMBER December 1 TACO TRUCK THEATER PROJECT / TEATRO SIN…

Touring Projects
November 2016 Touring Projects
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NOVEMBER November 1 SANDARAA MAP 2013 | Washington, DC November 1 – 3 SONG FROM THE UPROAR MAP 2011 | Chicago, IL…

Pluralism, Performance, and Resistance
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Pluralism, Performance, and Resistance
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Dear Friends, For many years, the MAP Fund has supported artists whose work lifts up powerful and persuasive voices, bodies,…

Touring Projects
October 2016 Touring Projects
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The Hunger MAP 2013 OCTOBER October 1 THE HUNGER MAP 2013 | New York, NY October 1  IN TOW MAP 2013 | New…

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September 2016 Touring Projects
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HOLOSCENES MAP 2012 SEPTEMBER September 1 – 4 HOLOSCENES MAP 2012 | London, England September 1 – 17 NOTES FROM…

2017 Applicant Support
Our updated application opens on 9/26!
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Alleged Lesbian Activities MAP 2016 Registration opens on September 26th. At that time, you may create an account and begin filling…

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August 2016 Touring Projects
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Juárez: A Documentary Mythology MAP 2012 AUGUST August 6 – 7 A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1986-2016 MAP 2016 | Brewster, NY…

Doggie Hamlet
Opportunities
Fall Artist Opportunities
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Fall is almost here and our calendars are chock full of upcoming application deadlines (including our own!). This list of artist…

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July 2016 Touring Projects
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JULY July 3 SELECTIONS FROM A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC MAP 2016 | New York, NY July 5 – 7 REMAINS MAP…

In Response to Recent Events
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In Response to Recent Events
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The MAP Fund is committed to anti-oppression work and supports Black Lives Matter. We are listening. We are learning. We…

Touring Projects
June 2016 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

JUNE June 1 A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 20th CENTURY ABRIDGED MAP 2016 | London, England June 1 THE HUNGER MAP 2013 | Washington,…

Touring Projects
May 2016 Touring Projects
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MAY May 1 WHEN THE WOLVES CAME IN MAP 2013 May 3 – 4 17 BORDER CROSSINGS MAP 2013 May 5 – 8 THE…

Touring Projects
April 2016 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

Click on the dates below for tickets and more information. APRIL April 1 A BODY IN PLACES MAP 2015 April 6 -…

2016 GranteeFirst Time Grantee
MAP 2016 First-Time Awardees
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While MAP is honored to support all 36 projects this grant cycle, we wanted to make special mention of the…

2016 GranteeDanceDance / Performance
2016 Grantees in Dance / Performance
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While vastly different in their approaches to “dance,” every artist is experimenting with the creation and distribution of original, non-dominant…

2016 GranteeMusic
2016 Grantees in Music / Performance
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While vastly different in their approaches to “music,” every individual artist and/or ensemble is experimenting with the creation and distribution…

2016 GranteeTheater
2016 Grantees in Theater / Performance
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While vastly different in their approaches to “theater,” every individual artist and/or ensemble is experimenting with the creation and distribution…

2016 GranteeAwardsContemporary PerformanceDanceDance / PerformanceFirst Time GranteeMusicNewsTheater
Announcing the 2016 MAP Fund Grantees!
- by Kim Savarino

New York, NY – April 26, 2016 The MAP Fund proudly announces the selection of 36 new, live performance works that…

Panelist
Meet the 2016 Panelists: Risa Shoup
- by Kim Savarino

We’re thrilled with the 36 new live performance works selected for MAP support this year — these projects will receive a total of $1.1…

Panelist
Meet the 2016 Panelists: Thomas F. DeFrantz
- by Kim Savarino

We’re thrilled with the 36 new live performance works selected for MAP support this year — these projects will receive a total of $1.1…

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March 2016 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

Click on the dates below for tickets and more information. MARCH March 1 – 12 ADULT DOCUMENTARY MAP 2014 (WORLD PREMIERE)…

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February 2016 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

Click on the dates below for tickets and more information. FEBRUARY February 1 – June 5 HOLOSCENES MAP 2012*** February 2…

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January 2016 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

Click on the dates below for tickets and more information. JANUARY January 1 – 23 ANTIGONA MAP 2014 January 6 -…

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December 2015 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

Click on the dates below for tickets and more information. DECEMBER December 1 – 4 AGE & BEAUTY PART 2 MAP…

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November 2015 Touring Projects
- by Kim Savarino

Click on the dates below to purchase tickets! NOVEMBER November 1 LIFE AND TIMES – EPISODE 7 MAP 2013 November 1 –…

2016 applicant support
Additional Support
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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Should you have further questions, we are offering a range of options to connect…

2016 applicant support
Work Samples / FAQS
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In the process of completing your full application? Work Samples should be uploaded to the “WORK SAMPLES” Tab on the application site using the…

2016 applicant support
Project Budget
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In the process of completing your full application? Information on your Project Budget should be added to the text field found…

2016 applicant support
Artist Statement
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In the process of completing your full application? Information on your Artist Statement should be added to the text field found…

2016 applicant support
Project Timeline
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In the process of completing your full application? Information on your Project Timeline should be added to the text field found in…

2016 applicant support
Full Application Checklist
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Prepping additional content for your full application? Take a look at this checklist to make sure you have everything you need.…

2014 GranteeContemporary PerformanceProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE | School for the Movement of the Technicolor People
- by Kim Savarino

taisha paggett’s School for the Movement of the Technicolor People (MAP 2014) opens October 21 at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions! The School for…

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October 2015 Touring Projects
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OCTOBER October 1- 2 17 BORDER CROSSINGS MAP 2013 October 1 – 2 GLORIOUS RAVAGE MAP 2014 (WORLD PREMIERE) October 1 – 4…

2014 GranteeMusicProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE: Afterword
- by Kim Savarino

Afterword (MAP 2014) premieres October 16 – 17 at the MCA Chicago! Afterword is an experimental opera that imagines the…

2013 GranteeDance / PerformanceNews
SHORE: An Insider and Indigenous Perspective | Essay by Jack Gray
- by Kim Savarino

This week Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance’s SHORE (MAP 2013) is in Dᶻidᶻelaľic̆/Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Seattle). Throughout the sharing of this work, Johnson has collected…

2013 GranteeTheater
Agenda Magazine: A conversation with Young Jean Lee
- by Kim Savarino

Playwright Young Jean Lee recently spoke with Agenda Magazine’s Michaël Bellon on her creation process, the conquering model of human existence, and taking responsibility for…

2013 GranteeEventsProject PremiereTheater
WORLD PREMIERE | Life and Times – Episode 7
- by Kim Savarino

Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Life and Times – Episode 7 (MAP 2013) premieres October 4 at steirischer herbst in Austria! What…

2014 GranteeProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE | Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds
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Basil Twist’s Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds (MAP 2014) premieres October 1 at Abrons Arts Center! Sisters’ Follies is an…

Doggie Hamlet
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SEPTEMBER 2015 TOURING PROJECTS
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Click on the dates below to purchase tickets! SEPTEMBER September 2 ELIJAH GREEN MAP 2015* September 3 – 4 DOGGIE HAMLET MAP…

2015 GranteeMusicProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE | Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio
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Composer, bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby’s Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio (MAP 2015) premieres September 27 at the Yerba Buena Gardens…

glorious ravage
2014 GranteeEventsMusicProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE: Glorious Ravage
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Composer and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage (MAP 2014) premieres September 26 in Los Angeles and October 1-2 in San…

News
A note from Program Director Moira Brennan
- by Moira Brennan

I’m writing to bring your attention to a recent change in the language of the MAP Fund goals. While the…

Zero One
2014 GranteeDance / PerformanceNewsProject Premiere
US PREMIERE: ZERO ONE
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Yasuko Yokoshi’s ZERO ONE (MAP 2014) has its US premiere September 24-26 at Danspace Project! Yasuko Yokoshi created ZERO ONE in a…

2015 GranteeDance / PerformanceEventsProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play
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BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (MAP 2015) premieres September 22-27 at The Joyce Theater! When you hear the phrase “black girl,”…

Fondly, Collette Richland
2014 GranteeNewsProject PremiereTheater
World Premiere: Fondly, Collette Richland
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While eating a quiet dinner at home, Mr. and Mrs. “Fritz” Fitzhubert (along with an uninvited guest) are summoned through a…

Age & Beauty Part 3
2014 GranteeDance / PerformanceEventsNewsProject Premiere
World Premiere: Age & Beauty Part 3
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First off, the full title of Miguel Gutierrez’ upcoming world premiere at Live Arts Bard is Age & Beauty Part 3: DANCER or…

Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working TItle
2014 GranteeEventsMusicNewsProject Premiere
World Premiere: Requiem Mass: LGBT/Working Title
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Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title (MAP 2014) premieres September 11 and 12.  This musical and ceremonial choral work will be…

2012 GranteeDance / PerformanceEventsNewsProject Premiere
World premiere: I am capitalism
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On September 10, I am capitalism (MAP 2012) premieres at The Kitchen. Created by koosil-ja with Geoff Matters, I am…

California: The Tempest
2014 GranteeNewsTheater
California: The Tempest, reflections from the [intern]al perspective
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Earlier this year, Cornerstone Theater Company came to the end of their “epic, year-long, ten-city, decade-in-the making, once-in-a-lifetime, world premiere theatrical…

THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY
2014 GranteeDanceNews
Faye Driscoll in residency at the ICA Boston for THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY
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Faye Driscoll is in creative residency this month at the ICA Boston! Driscoll is currently developing THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY (MAP…

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2016 applicant support
COMPOSING YOUR MAP FUND LOI NARRATIVE
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This is a collection of general writing techniques that may help alleviate some of the anxieties caused by the grant-writing…

Doggie Hamlet
2014 GranteeDance / PerformanceEventsNews
Ann Carlson brings “Doggie Hamlet” to Alfred University
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Ann Carlson is in a three-week residency/seminar for Doggie Hamlet (MAP 2014) at Alfred University. This collaborative residency with AU students, scholars,…

Those Who Remain
2016 applicant supportNewsOpportunities
LOI requirements checklist
- by MAPstaff

Prepping your LOI content? Take a look at this checklist to make sure you have everything you need: The 501c3 entity…

The Scarlet Stone
2010 GranteeDance / PerformanceEventsNews
The Scarlet Stone on tour
- by MAPstaff

After a four year hiatus, The Scarlet Stone (MAP 2010) returns to the stage. The Scarlet Stone is a multidisciplinary and collaborative…

Marcus Shelby and Orchestra
2015 GranteeEventsMusicNews
Beyond the Blues: discussions and performance excerpts
- by MAPstaff

Catch three August events in the discussion series Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex! Marcus Shelby — composer, bassist,…

Age & Beauty Part 3
2014 GranteeEventsNews
Miguel Gutierrez in residency for Age & Beauty Part 3
- by MAPstaff

Miguel Gutierrez has two creative residencies this month! Gutierrez is currently developing Age & Beauty Part 3* (MAP 2014), the third and…

glorious ravage
2014 GranteeMusicNews
Glorious Ravage | Two previews at the de Young Museum
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Tonight, Lisa Mezzacappa presents a preview of Glorious Ravage‪ (MAP 2014)‬ at San Francisco’s de Young Museum! In the second…

SHORE: Performance
2013 GranteeEventsNews
SHORE: An Invitation | Essay by Lisa D’Amour
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In the latest of a series of SHORE: Essays, playwright and interdisciplinary artist Lisa D’Amour reflects on Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance’s…

black girl linguistic play
2013 Grantee2014 Grantee2015 GranteeEventsNewsTouring Projects
August 2015 Touring Projects
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Click on the dates below to purchase tickets! August 1 BLACK GIRL: LINGUISTIC PLAY MAP 2015* August 1 – 2 ANNA…

2016 applicant support
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
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READ: COMPOSING YOUR MAP FUND LOI NARRATIVE This is a collection of general writing techniques that may help alleviate some…

2016 applicant support
FAQS
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ELIGIBILITY Can an artist without 501(c)3 status apply for a MAP grant? Yes, through the support of a fiscal sponsor.…

2016 applicant support
FISCAL SPONSORSHIP
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The MAP Fund grant is awarded to nonprofit organizations, as opposed to individuals. However, individual artists and unincorporated ensembles may…

2016 applicant support
APPLICATION PROCESS
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Open submissions to the MAP Fund are accepted in the first stage of our three-stage review process. Stage 1: Register…

2016 applicant support
ELIGIBILITY
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MAP FUND REQUIREMENTS Letter of Inquiry and Full Applications must come from organizations based in the United States that have…

2015 GranteeEventsNewsTheater
José Torres-Tama and Teatro Sin Fronteras
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José Torres-Tama received a MAP fund grant earlier this year for ALIENS Taco Truck Theater Project. In an article written…

Marcus Shelby and Orchestra
2015 GranteeEventsMusicNews
“Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio” (MAP 2015): the journey, the music, and upcoming events
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Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio (MAP 2015) has a new blog! Marcus Shelby (lead researcher and artist) and Jackie…

2015 GranteeNewsTheater
Stanford Medicine: A Conversation with Anna Deavere Smith
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Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith spoke with Paul Costello for Stanford Medicine Magazine on her relationship to her own…

The Long Walk
2015 GranteeMusicNew YorkNews
“The Long Walk” writing workshop with Opera Saratoga and Words After War
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UPDATE: The deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, June 30th.  Opera Saratoga, in partnership with the literary organization Words…

“California: The Tempest” returns to Downtown L.A.
2014 GranteeEventsTheater
“California: The Tempest” returns to Downtown L.A.
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Over the past year Cornerstone Theater Company has been on an epic, year-long, ten-city, decade-in-the making, once-in-a-lifetime, world premiere theatrical…

SHORE
2004 Grantee2013 Grantee
The Brooklyn Rail: Emily Johnson with Ivan Talijancic
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Earlier this week, performer and choreographer Emily Johnson spoke with Ivan Talijancic for The Brooklyn Rail on the creation of…

Photo by Ian Douglas
2015 GranteeNews
luciana achugar at MANCC
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Hatchery Project Artist luciana achugar returns to the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography from May 16-27 to develop her next work,…

2008 Grantee
Creative Capital: The Yes Men on Supporting Their Work
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Earlier this week, The Yes Men wrote a blog post for Creative Capital detailing the various ways they have funded their feature-length projects over the…

MILTON
2012 GranteeTheater
MILTON: A performance and community engagement experiment
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PearlDamour is an Obie-Award winning collaborative team who create performance both inside and outside traditional theater spaces. For the…

George Lewis
News
May news is here!
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The MAP Fund’s newsletter has arrived! This month’s featured grantee: Afterword: The AACM (as) Opera (MAP 2014) will be in Brooklyn on May 23. This concert…

Photo by Roland Rauschmeier
2015 Award
#MAP15 First-time Grantees!
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While MAP is honored to support all 37 projects this grant cycle, we wanted to make special mention of the…

2015 Award
MAP Fund Announces 2015 Grantee Class!
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New York, NY – April 28, 2015 The MAP Fund proudly announces the selection of 37 new works in contemporary performing arts…

2015 Award
Join the Community of Supporters
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The MAP grant is significant…

2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
Buffer Overrun
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Buffer Overrun addresses information as a liquid and mobile force that tends to erode the importance of place.  It…

2015 Award
2015 Grantees in Music / Performance
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One of the most exciting aspects of…

Photo by Robbie Sweeney
2015 Award
2015 Grantees in Dance / Performance
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One of the most exciting aspects of contemporary performance is artists’ increasing eschewal…

2015 AwardTheater
2015 Grantees in Theater / Performance
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One of the most exciting aspects of contemporary performance is artists’ increasing eschewal…

American History Project (title TBA)
2015 AwardTheater
American History Project (title TBA)
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Photo by Blaine Davis In collaboration with artist/performers Ty DeFoe, Larissa Fasthorse, and Madeline Sayet, Young Jean Lee is developing…

Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio
2015 Award2015 GranteeFirst Time GranteeMusic
Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio
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Photo by Peter Varshavsky Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio is a 60-minute blockbuster oratorio Marcus Shelby is composing, arranging and…

Little Rock Nine
2015 AwardMusic
Little Rock Nine
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Photo by Jennifer Deering The Little Rock crisis was, as Taylor Branch has written, “the most severe test of the…

ELIJAH GREEN
CareForce
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
CareForce
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Marisa Morán Jahn collaborates with nannies, housecleaners, and caregivers to create the…

Rap on Race
2015 AwardDance
Rap on Race
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In 1970, two towering personalities of American intelligentsia, writer James Baldwin and…

TBD Afro Punk
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
TBD Afro Punk
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TBD Afro Punk, an afro punk contradiction, features an all Black cast.…

Color Theory
2015 AwardMusic
Color Theory
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PRISM Quartet will partner with the Grammy-winning ensemble Partch and composer Ken Ueno to…

OTRO TEATRO: An Epilogue
2015 AwardDance
OTRO TEATRO: An Epilogue
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OTRO TEATRO: An Epilogue is the most recent incarnation of a series…

Yesterday Tomorrow
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
Yesterday Tomorrow
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Yesterday Tomorrow, created by Annie Dorsen, is a new kind of musical – a collaboration between…

The Long Walk
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeMusic
The Long Walk
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A soldier comes home and must adapt…

Clear & Sweet
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
Clear & Sweet
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Clear & Sweet is a new multi-disciplinary performance incorporating dance, vocals, and…

DISCOTROPIC
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
DISCOTROPIC
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DISCOTROPIC is a living graphic novel, manifest in episodic live events,…

he his own mythical beast (working title)
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
he his own mythical beast (working title)
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he his own mythical beast (working title) is a multimedia performance work comprising…

Shooting Columbus
2015 AwardTheater
Shooting Columbus
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Shooting Columbus is an immersive interactive performance that fuses multimedia, devised theatre,…

DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party
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Mixed Blood’s DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party asks: What makes/is Latino art/aesthetics/identity? Fifteen…

Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras
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Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras, created by José Torres-Tama & ArteFuturo…

O Solitude, My sweetest choice!
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
O Solitude, My sweetest choice!
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LACE will present O Solitude, My sweetest choice!, a dance performance by…

Beloved
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
Beloved
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Layering evocative English, Khmer, and Spanish narration onto a lush soundscape, Beloved casts…

Feast of Fools
2015 AwardTheater
Feast of Fools
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Feast of Fools is a rich theatrical exploration into the role of…

A Body in Places
2015 AwardDance
A Body in Places
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Eiko’s first solo project, A Body in Places, and her ongoing media…

Hush Arbor (The Opera)
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeMusic
Hush Arbor (The Opera)
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Hush Arbor (The Opera), created by Imani Uzuri, will be a mercurial musical…

Black Man, Running
2015 AwardTheater
Black Man, Running
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Black Man, Running is a public run (as in a jog or…

Arrayanos
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
Arrayanos
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Arrayanos draws on artist Charo Oquet’s Dominican heritage and decades-long process of…

Image by Nica Horvitz
2015 AwardMusic
Those Who Remain
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Those Who Remain I. Concerto for Orchestra and Improviser Inspired by two poems by the iconic Northwest poet Richard Hugo,…

The Transformation Project
2015 AwardTheater
The Transformation Project
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The Transformation Project will create a series of free site-specific theatrical performances…

antithesis
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
antithesis
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Gesel Mason Performance Projects collides the genres, bodies and cultures of postmodern and…

Pipeline Project
2015 AwardTheater
Pipeline Project
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In her newest exploration, Anna Deavere Smith is using her signature form of documentary theater to investigate the school-to-prison pipeline…

Mathematics of Love
2015 AwardTheater
Mathematics of Love
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Mathematics of Love wonders of the role of “spirit” in the…

The Rehearsal Artist
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
The Rehearsal Artist
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The Rehearsal Artist looks at one middle-aged skinny white woman’s body and…

Design by Peter Nigrini, Isaac Butler and Darcy Argue
2015 AwardMusic
Real Enemies
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Based on in-depth research into the history, aesthetics, and psychology of conspiracy, Real Enemies is an evening-length, multimedia, jazz-fueled exploration…

The Spinning Piece (working title)
2015 AwardMusic
The Spinning Piece (working title)
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The Spinning Piece (working title) is a new collaboration between composer Julia Wolfe…

Vessels
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
Vessels
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Vessels, a 7-woman performance on a floating vessel in the Mississippi…

Graphic by Mike O'Reilly
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeTheater
3/5 (Three Fifths)
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3/5 (Three Fifths) is a new performance work conceived by James Scruggs, writer and performer of Disposable Men. It explores…

New Multi-Media Work for Orchestra by Alex Temple
2015 AwardFirst Time GranteeMusic
New Multi-Media Work for Orchestra by Alex Temple
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In 2013, composer Alex Temple wrote a piece for Cadillac Moon Ensemble…

Photo by Matt Karas.
2015 AwardDanceFirst Time Grantee
BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play
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BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American…

the theater is a blank page
2014 GranteeEventsProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE of “the theater is a blank page”
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the theater is a blank page is a unique, immersive performance created by theater innovators SITI Company and renowned visual artist…

ToasT
2012 GranteeEventsNew YorkProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE of “ToasT”
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ToasT is a new play by spoken word artist and writer Lemon Andersen. Honoring the spoken word narratives recited in pool halls,…

Arts Writers Grant Program
Opportunities
Apply to Arts Writers!
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The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued…

2013 GranteeEventsNew York
“SHORE” to land in Lenapehoking (NYC)
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Emily Johnson / Catalyst Dance’s SHORE is the third in a trilogy of works that began with the New York Dance…

Not Two
2014 GranteeEventsNew YorkProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE of “Rivers of Sound”
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Not Two is a new work created by Amir ElSaffar for Rivers of Sound. Rivers of Sound presents 17 musicians from…

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Opportunities
Apply to USArtists International!
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USArtists International (USAI) provides support for American dance, music and theatre ensembles and solo performers to travel to major international arts…

Awards
2015 MAP Fund Grantee Class!
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Later this month, look out for an announcement of this year’s MAP Fund grantees. Thirty-seven new projects have been selected…

Ludic Proxy
2013 GranteeEventsNew YorkProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE of “Ludic Proxy”
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Ludic Proxy is a new play by Aya Ogawa, a haunting and magical piece that pulls you into uncharted territory where memory, fantasy…

The Demo
2014 GranteeEventsProject Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE of “The Demo”
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The Demo is an electronic opera by composer/performers Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill. The piece is inspired by the remarkable story of computer…

Fusebox Festival
2013 GranteeAustinEvents
MAP @ Fusebox Festival
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The Fusebox Festival is a hybrid art festival: part performance festival, part film festival, part music and visual art festival, part culinary…